Winter DIY Crafts You’ll Actually Want to Make

If you want to add a personal touch to your apartment home this winter, then look no further! Dropping temperatures and shorter days means more time spent indoors, and therefore, more indoor activities. While there’s no judgment for spending the next few months binge-streaming movies, these easy DIY projects are a blast to create and are a great way to liven up your apartment in Boulder at the same time.

Homemade Essential Oils

Aromas are a great way to make any space feel like home. With scents like gingerbread and spiced cider, you can use your own essential oil diffuser recipes to fill your home with holiday smells. Essential oils are best use with a diffuser, however if you don’t own a diffuser you can create a fantastic spray by adding about a ½ cup of water to your oils.

Holiday Felt Garland

The onset of winter means it’s finally the holiday season - otherwise known as the pinnacle of festive home decor. While big box stores have much to offer when it comes to the convenience of shopping for decorations online, there’s really nothing quite like the novelty of decking the halls with holiday decor that you made yourself. This DIY felt garland is a creative twist on a classic holiday staple and is an easy way to introduce some fun colors to the tree. Get the tutorial here.

Winter Terrarium

Create your own indoor winter landscape with a DIY winter terrarium. Instead of using the usual small succulents, use baby pine trees and moss. Then, replace the sand with artificial snow to tie it together. The terrarium itself can be made out of a variety of things, many of which you may already have in your home. However, these geometric glass terrariums add a nice modern touch to any living space.

Outdoor Burlap Wreath

Introducing burlap is a great way to add a bit of rustic charm to any project, and this burlap wreath is no exception at a fraction of the cost of what you might find in stores. Start by taking about a half yard of burlap material and cut it into strips. Then, simply wrap the strips around a 14-inch foam wreath form and attach them with hot glue. Finally, make it your own and attach colorful ornaments, ribbons, or greenery. For inspiration and a step-by-step tutorial, click here.

The term “homemade” gets an unfortunate reputation sometimes; it can be difficult to not associate it with clay ashtrays and paper maché. However, with a little inspiration, these fun DIY projects can help transform your apartment into a cozy winter retreat. Our beautiful apartment homes offer a variety of spacious floorplans and amenities to leave you feeling a little extra inspired this winter. If you are interested in learning about our available apartments for rent, please contact our leasing team.

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